Feds Won't Press Charges in Webcam Spy Case
Federal authorities have declined to bring criminal charges in a probe of accusations that a school district in Pennsylvania spied on a student with a Webcam.After months of controversy, federal authorities said they do not plan to press charges against Pennsylvania school officials for allegedly spying on a student via Webcam. In a statement today, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger said there was insufficient evidence of criminal intent to charge officials in the Lower Merion School District. The district has been accused in a lawsuit of using a Webcam on a school-issued Apple MacBook to take pictures of a student in his home.
"After a thorough review of the evidence in this matter by my office," Memeger said in a statement, "the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, the Montgomery County Detectives, and the Lower Merion Police Department, I have concluded that bringing criminal charges is not warranted in this matter. For the government to prosecute a criminal case, it must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person charged acted with criminal intent. We have not found evidence that would establish beyond a reasonable doubt that anyone involved had criminal intent."